Journalists brainstormed creative ideas to rally community support – from holding open office hours to having advertisers donate ad space to a local charity – at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention.
At Colorado Migrahack, participants can find a treasure trove of materials on historic immigration in Colorado – such as records on waves of Jewish immigration to the region, including the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS). It was a “charity sanatorium,” one of many such health care facilities created in the early 1900s to treat those with tuberculosis.
On The Colorado Sun’s first anniversary, editor and co-founder Larry Ryckman writes: “None of us set out to be small business owners, but we did it because it was important and needed to be done. As I have often said, this is not a crisis for journalists. It’s a crisis for communities and — I’m really stepping onto my soapbox here — for our very democracy.”
On Sept. 27-28, Colorado Media Project is co-hosting the Colorado Migrahack at University of Denver. What’s a Migrahack? A chance for journalists to gather with web developers, data crunchers, multimedia specialists, immigration community representatives, students, and faculty to create data-based reporting projects. Here are five reasons Colorado journalists should register now:
We’ve been sitting down one-on-one with Coloradans to learn about what they’d like to see from arts and culture news coverage in the state. Here’s what we’re hearing. We’d like to hear more.
How can we encourage deep, data-driven, trustworthy and meaningful reporting on one of the most contentious, polarizing topics facing this nation – immigration?